Every year I keep trying to get a perfect picture of the magnificent Black Walnut Tree that graces our daughter and son-in-law's backyard....
but never quite succeed -- partly because the tree is so big that it's impossible to get it all in one frame (and of course partly because ... well, because it's me taking the picture).
Here are this weekend's attempts:
The tree is home to several birdhouses for sparrows, finches, and swallows. One year it housed a family of screech owls. Our kids (who need to sleep at night for some odd reason) could not help but be happy that the owl family did not become permanent neighbors.
The backyard birds that I was able to photograph on this weekend's visit were mostly sparrows -- white crowned and others. And the sky was full of migrating Canada geese.
Thank you to Judith for MM; Lady Fi, Arija, Gattina, Sylvia, Sandy, and Jenn for OW; Monica for Trees; and Stewart for WBW.